§ 6-710. Criminal history and revocation or suspension of certification reporting requirement.

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§ 6-710. Criminal history and revocation or suspension of certification reporting requirement.

   The opportunity to provide interpreter services to the courts under the direction of the State Court Administrator is at the Administrator’s complete and continuing discretion because of the critical reliance the courts must have on the skills, performance, and integrity of the interpreter in performing duties for the court. This discretion applies to any interpreter who is registered with the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation. A court interpreter should be one whose record of conduct justifies the trust of the courts, witnesses, jurors, attorneys, parties, and the public. All interpreters and those seeking certification shall comply with the following:

   (A) Any applicant seeking certification or registration as a Nebraska court interpreter must report in writing to the Director of Language Access any misdemeanor or felony charge or conviction incurred during the course of the certification process.

   (B) All certified, provisionally certified, registered, or other interpreters on the Nebraska court interpreter roster shall report in writing to the Director of Language Access any misdemeanor or felony charge or conviction, or motion to revoke probation within 5 days and shall acknowledge this responsibility on their biannual Continuing Education Report form.

   (C) Any certified, provisionally certified, registered, or other interpreter on the Nebraska court interpreter roster who fails to report in writing to the Director of Language Access any misdemeanor or felony charge or conviction, or motion to revoke probation within 5 days may be subject to imposition of sanctions pursuant to § 6-708.

   (D) All certified, provisionally certified, registered, or other interpreters on the Nebraska court interpreter roster shall report in writing to the Director of Language Access any:

   (1) Revocation or suspension of certification as a court interpreter in any other jurisdiction;

   (2) Acts that indicate abuse of or disrespect for the judicial process.

   (E) Any certified, provisionally certified, registered, or other interpreter on the Nebraska court interpreter roster who fails to report in writing to the Director of Language Access any revocation or suspension of certification in any other jurisdiction or acts that indicate abuse of or disrespect of the judicial process within 30 days may be subject to imposition of sanctions pursuant to § 6-708.

§ 6-710 adopted December 12, 2018; § 6-710 amended April 14, 2021.